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The Legend, Mysteries and History of Dala Hill, the Pride of Kano

Dala hill

The history of the Dala community and Kano cannot be told without including the significance and importance of the magnificent Dala hill also known as ‘Dutsen Dala’ in Hausa language. The mystery-filled Dala hill majestically stands 534 meters high and covers a land mass of 289,892 metres in the Dala Local Government Area of Kano city, Kano State. The hill has a beautiful outlook that gives tourists an irresistible urge to climb to the top. At the base of the hill, there are potsherds and remains of dyeing pits and graves which are evidences that some early settlers have inhabited the place long ago. These early settlers were craftsmen who took to mining and iron works of different kinds due to excessive iron ore found on the hill. Continue reading The Legend, Mysteries and History of Dala Hill, the Pride of Kano

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Ojude Oba- The Colourful Festival of the Ijebu Nation

Ojude oba festival

 

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Ojude Oba is an annually celebrated festival in the heart of Ijebu- Ode, the capital of the whole Ijebu nation, with an estimated population of 30,000 attendants. The colourful and glamorous festival is celebrated on the third day of the Muslim’s Eid-El-Kabir festival, otherwise known as ‘Ileya’ among the Yoruba people. The festival is used as a medium of uniting the sons and daughters of the Ijebu nation at home and abroad.

The origin of the Ojude Oba festival can be traced back to the period, Continue reading Ojude Oba- The Colourful Festival of the Ijebu Nation

Political Parties in the Second Republic of Nigeria

 

Unity Party of NigeriaThe presidential system of government practiced in the Second Republic of Nigeria (1979-1983) favored the existence of a multi-party system. The then Electoral commission of Nigeria, the Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO), registered five political parties out of about 52 parties that showed up for the 1979 general elections which was to usher in the second Republic in Nigeria. The five political parties registered for the 1979 general elections were: Continue reading Political Parties in the Second Republic of Nigeria

Argungun Fishing Festival In The Heart Of Kebbi

Argungun fishing festival

The Argungun fishing festival is an annual festival which lasts for four days in Kebbi State , located in the North-western part of Nigeria. This fishing festival is usually held in Argungun, the capital city of the Argungun Emirate Council. People come from every part of the globe to witness the Argungun fishing festival which fills the atmosphere with a scent of the Hausa culture.

The festival was first held in 1934 to mark the end of the long period of hostility between the Kebbi Kingdom and the Sokoto Caliphate. Continue reading Argungun Fishing Festival In The Heart Of Kebbi